Aransas Pass Progress (Aransas Pass, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, June 11, 1909 Page: 4 of 4
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Bayside News Letter.
The waters of Capono bay have
been comparatively fresh since the
heavy rains, but are beginning to
show traces of salt again.
A young alligator about 2J feet
long, was killed in town last week.
He probably strayad from the Ar-
ansas river during the high water.
Messrs. Peterson & Lurdner are
erecting a new livery barn near
the Anderson store.
The Oklahoma people, who re-
cently built on their Bayside tracts,
tell us that there will be seventeen
families from their home town,
who will move to Bayside next fall
to locate permanently.
The Aransas river dam with-
stood the recent floods.
The skull and some of the bones
of a man were found along the
beach above Bayside last week.
They were somewhat decayed,
though the teeth intact, but showed
no signs of dental work. Appar-
ently, the man, at the time of his
death, was about 35 years old, and
may have figured in some old
tragedy about the St Mary’s peri-
Bathing is quite a popular pass-
time now jwith the Bajysiders. We
have here the finest sand beach on
the Texas coast, and this is bound
to become a popular resort.
At a meeting of the Commercial
Club last week it was decided to
organize a telephone company.
C°nnections will be made with
The deep well drillers are now
working in the vacinity of 800 feet,
no tests having been made as yet.
The shallow well, alongside, af-
fords an abundant supply of fine
water, but it is hoped to get a flow
from the deep well. Sig.
We wilrpay railroad fare on all
purchases of S25 or more to
stomers from Aransas Pass
Just received a new line of
oak framed mirrors which we
offer at the following prices:
7x 9,__________25c each
10x1 7,__________ __50c “
Among this weeks bargains
we would mention the fol-
24 Wash stands $ 1 50 each
1 2 Music Racks - 2 00
6 Quarter Oak
Rockers 2 50
-A 2 Rattan rockers 3 00
6 Rugs 9x12 5 00
12-Fibre door mats 80
White paint, gals, 1 75
White Lead, Lb 08J “
Large Lanterns 85
Sewing Machines^ 18 00
(Guaranteed for 10 years).
A fine assortment of mat-
tings, rugs, carpets, beds, mat"
tresses, springs, cutlery, hard-
ware, washing machines,
churns, pictures and house
We refer you to those who
have purchased from us and
would be pleased to have you
pay us a visit.
W. F. SPARKS
Aransas Pass Realty Company
| ■■■■■■—■■ Buys and Sells Real Estate
Bargains in Lots and Acreage
25 Bay Front Lots ranging in price from $125 up.
24 Lots 6 blocks from Bay View Hotel at $110 each. A snap.
50 foot front on Ocean Drive, one block from Deep Water
Channel. A bargain
Business Lots on Commercial Avenue from $300 up.
Choice acreage in 10 and 20 acre tracts from $50 per acre up.
Improved Property at Sinton and San Antonio paying 20 per cent, to trade lor Aransas Pass Property.
Write us and tell us what you want.
RANSAS PASS REALTY COMPANY
———=1 AR ANSAS PASS, TEXAS EE—————
A navigable depth of 17 feet of
water over the bar at Aransas Pass
is officially reported l>y State Pilot
George M. Roberts, ascertained
from soundings made last Friday.
The Pass is from 25 to 35 feet
in many places, but Captain Rob-
the material to the scene of oper-
ations may be seen when it is stated
that 4500 carloads of rock and
granite have been brought from
the interior and dumped into place
it had to be
in the gulf. All of
quarried, loaded on cars, transferr-
ed to barges, towed to the beginning
n many places, dui ^apiam & .
rts figures refer to the uniform i ^e jett.es where the cars were
D ___ I _1 i-_ rvM/d rran C_
This is an increase of five feet
since the new jetty work was be-
gun last November. That this
depth will be further increased by
the erosion of the confined chan-
nel seems quite likely, though not
to the depth required or contem-
plated by the plans of the Govern-
In fact, the existing contract of
Mr. David M. Picton, who is doing
the present work under the appro-
priation of two years ago, will
hardly be completed before a •on-
tract will be let for the additional
jetty work under the appropriation
and authorization of the river and
harbors bill passed by Congress
Mr. Picton expects to finish his
present contract in another fifteen
days. It calls for $490,000.
The old Haupt single jetty on
the north side of the Pass, which
transferred to land and trans-
ported to the desired location on
a railroad track temporarily built
on top of the jetties.
The 1 10,000 tons of stone used,
came from the Olga quarry above
San Antonio, the granite for cap-
ping proposes being taken from
the Burnet granite quarries. Over
two hundred men have been em-
ployed at the quarries and at the
Pass, and nearly $ 100,000 was
necessary to be expended in con-
structing railroad track, trestles,
transfer stations, barger and other
Considering the capital thus out-
layed in the work of preparation,
and risk of loss or damage from
storms, it may be imagined that
Mr. Picton breathes more easily as
he sees his work nearing a suc-
The work to be done under the
new contract calls for the exten-
the skill and efficiency of the doub-
le jetty idea and the engineering
proposition in general as formu-
lated by the engineering officers of
It is not doubted that further
work along the same lines will
make Aransas Pass one of the
deepest waterways of its charac-
ter on the continent.—Corpus
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| W. H. Grant |
| Barber Shop
Hot and Cold Baths
Paul Laundry Agency
Next door cast ofIChicago Hotel
S. K. BEASLEY
and Express : :
Leave Calls at Bay View Hotel
sion of the south Jetty a distance
was partially built years ago, caus- £ 700 feet to a point opposite
ed a narrowing of the channel and j tPe gujf enj Qf theold Haupt jetty.
a fill in on the south side of the1 —’ 1 1 -----1
Pass. The channel also cut be-
tween the jetty and the island and
broke the force of the current. The
Government engineers recom-
mended the double jetty plan and
Congress ordered the work.
Under his contract Mr. Picton
has completed the Haupt jetty by
extending it to and across St. Jos-
eph Island. He has also con-
structed the south jetty, extending
from Mustang Island 3,864 feet in-
to the gulf.
The distance between the jetties
at the gulf entrance is 1350 feet,
and at the bay entrance 1 500 feet.
The jetties vary from I 00 to 1 30
feet in width at the base to 1 2 feet
width at the top, projecting 5 feet
above the water. Some idea of
the magnitude of the work and the
physical difficulties of conveying
Your Duty. a
A newspaper, if it has any
brains, conscience and muscle back
of it, must continually decide be-
tween doing its duty and injuring
its pocket. In any position but
that of editor the public is able to
separate the individual home from
the collective citizen. But if an
editor does not please them, it is
at his pockets they aim. Thus it is
the newspapers learn who their
friends are. The man who reads
a newspaper and admires it all the
year around, yet gives his business
support to some other concern, is
not a friend to the former news-
paper. Admiration alone will not
run a newspaper. There are too
many men who expect an editor
to slave in defence of their pet no-
tions and hobbies, advocate their
views against the strongest oppo-
sition, and cooly with-hold their
. . business support, by which alone
The new work when completed, a country newapaper can live,
will make the south jetty approxi- Talk about a paper having a
mately 6500 feet long. public duty to perform and an edi-
The contract also provides for ; tor having to work for his principle
repairs to the Haupt jetty, $100,- | Js cheap when others stand back
000 being available for this jtpur- j ancJ extend a luke-warm neutrality,
pose. * j —Seaford (Del.) News,
The time limit for the comple-
tion of the new work is nine
months after the letting of the con-
Mr. Picton h^s completed his
contract in less than ! ard, J. Mawthorn, 5. L. nopkins,
and though it is the biggest piece w p |J|cjcett) Plint • Lindiey, A.
of work of the character ever exe- ^ Linlly, Geo. M. Crowder, J. P.
cuted in this part of the State, he Nail, Jay H. Neff, T. F. O’Connell,
has been the recipient of much Capt. John A Oakes, A. B. Rey-
congratulation upon the efficiency R^ Angon g, Reynolds, Geo.
of his organization and the busi- ; Stemback, 4, J. P. Sherman, P. H.
ness-like/execution of his plans.
The work at the Pass and the Chas. W. Showaker, P.M
far attained demonstrate ! June 1, 1909.
O. G. PARSONS i»
CEMENT, BRICK, PLASTERING j
..........CONTRACTOR -------- f
Concrete, Concrete Blocks and
Brick Building a Specialty. V.V.
SIDEWALKS and CISTERNS f
CONCRETE BLOCKS FOR SALE
ESTIMATES FURNISHED WORK GUARANTEED 1
ARANSAS PASS. TEXAS
Harvey T. Smith
NEAR THE BAY VIEW HOTEL
Advertised Letter List
Miss Vivian Cenick, Miss Rig-
| moe Hand, Mr. Joe Bonner, Geo.
lcu mo | M. Barnes, E. L. Biggerstaff, A. H.
nme months Buchanan, J. A. Diety, Virgie How-
ard, j. Hawthorn, o. Hopkins,
BAY VIEW HOTEL
FORD & BROWN, Proprietors
FINEST HOTEL ON THE GULF
Combines warm hospitality with .cool, refreshing breezes.
Large, airy outside rooms. A broad veranda overlooking
the Bays and Harbor. Table always the best. Tourists and
transient guests have every attention. “The Angler’s Mecca.”
“The Sportsman’s Paradise.” Boating and bathing unequaled.
RATES $1.50 and $2.00 PER DAY
±ZZ OPEN ALL THE YEAR
ARANSAS PASS, TEXAS
"THE COLDEN GATE OF TEXAS"
I Dr. Peoples, the DENTIST I
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